Divergent Book Discussion (26)

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Hey, people from Earth and other people who are not from here, for the next 6 weeks we will be giving you the awesomeness that is DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth.  Be sure to show up, because we are giving away some goodies, check it out HERE. Just a side note, I will be asking a question after each discussion post.  Be sure to follow the discussion and don’t be scared to join in on our discussion/ questions. Those who entered the contest will receive extra entries for answering a question.  Every week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we will discuss three chapters per week: tell you about the plot, and other random bits of spicy goodness that you should definitely know about (all relating to Divergent).    Just for your curiosity: helping me out with this discussion is Jackie, one of my best friends (please say hello to her).  Basically these posts will be categorized by person.  Jackie hasn't read the book so be sure to read her first impressions while she reads along and if you have read Divergent, be sure to read my input (this will be the my second read through).  If you missed a post and want to check out the schedule, go HERE.  Come and join us in our quest of discussing DIVERGENT.

Today's Topics:
New Thoughts on Marcus and Tris and Tobias' Faith in Each Other

Marcus=baddy. Before I knew the truth about Marcus, I was trying to be unbiased before, but after Four says that HIS OWN FATHER WAS ABUSING HIM, I can’t help but hate MarcusJ. NO ONE HURTS MY FOUR! (Did I say that out loud? Ooops...at least it’s out in the open now). Who can like a child abuser?! That’s right, NO ONE (at least for people who like children anyway). I feel bad for Four that he went through all of that, but I’m so happy and proud of him for being brave and smart enough to get himself out of that situation as quick as he could. Now I get why he didn’t want to be head of the Dauntless. He didn’t want to see his father again, and who could blame him?

I know this topic has come up a few times in this book discussion, but I think it is important to talk about. Anyways, I find it so fascinating that both Tris and Four want to see each other succeed and overcome the obstacles in their path. I mean in most books (at least the ones I have read), focus more on one character needing support in their life, and the other main character plays the supportive role. I just like how this novel is different in that way and requires both of them to rely on one another for emotional, physical, and mental survival and support. Naturally, there was a corny kiss scene, which I could have done without, but most other people enjoy these trivial things, so I see why it was in there (even though I think it was unnecessary). At least I saw this scene coming and braced myself for the corny impact to come.

How have your thoughts changed (or not changed) about Marcus?

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